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... must remember the three keys to the city"; these were the historical significance, geographical position and economic importance, and were reiterated throughout the tour, so that at the end she was able to say "now you have the keys to the city"! Snow was already thick on the ground when we started off and the snowfall did not let up all day. It was very cold. Our first stop was the marker, some distance outside the city, of the border between ...
... in the wood was a good idea, it took the wind chill away.
Although it did dawn on me that if someone jumped out on me, no one would know.
Time to stick to the main paths.
I arrived at the lake which was fairly large.
I could just see some rather large houses on the far side (must be owned by the wealthy).
The trees also looked really nice as the leaves were changing colour.
I had taken some food so ate my ...
... the Urals in the lead up to Yekaterinburg and that there is a white ‘Obelisk’, apparently, that marks the continental division between Europe and Asia but we didn’t see it. We are not sure if we saw the Urals either! The ‘peaks’ are only about 500 metres above sea level, so not exactly all that discernible.
More conversation with Sergei & Victoria then came the time for us to get off at Yekaterinburg and leave them to carry on to ...
... nonetheless Its a disease." They don't envy us our democracy for they feel as free as any people. It may be the most free country in the world in most respects. They don't hate the west or feel jealousy. They have it all too, along with an impending credit crisis. They regret the wasted years and wasted lives, the poverty caused by dogma. They regret that they country doesn't produce consumer products. The creative and able were snuffed in the purges and ...
... craftsmen can do with them.
After lunch it was off to a monastery out of town which was recently erected on the site of where the belongings - clothes,jewellery etc. - of the Tsar's family were found. Nikolai is now a saint in the eyes of the Russian Orthodox church. It was here that all the females of our party (8) had to put on below knee skirts and scarfs. (*)
We then visited the place a couple of kms down ...